Okuhida-Onsengo ＞ 焼岳登山道(上高地側登山道～焼岳小屋間) 冬期間通行止めについて
This is a traditional summer event for the Fukuji Onsen Area.
During the event period, there are nightly performances of the Henbetori lion dance, which has been designated as an intangible cultural heritage of the town.
This dance is said to have originated with the Emperor Murakami, who once visited this place to rest from his journey and, seeing the villagers troubled by a plague of snakes, performed a dance in supplication to the gods to drive the snakes away.
The festival also includes performances of the traditional Torigei dance, passed down through generations, and the holding of the Ema Market and evening stalls.
The trees around the public open-air bath "Kojin-no-yu" at Tochio-Onsen area are decorated with about bulbs. The scenery is very fantastic. The light of the illumination is reflected on pure white snow, and it is enclosed by the gentle light around.
Within the mountains of the Fukuji Onsen area stands the “Fukuji Wall” rock face. As water seeps from the rock face it freezes into columns of blue ice, known as Aodaru.
These columns of blue ice are recreated in the hot spring town.
In daytime the columns are a beautiful clear blue, and at night they are lit up to create an even more magical scene.
From early to mid February you can enjoy special events such as the “Ice Path Light-up”, that allows you to walk behind the Aodaru, and demonstrations of the local performing art of the Henbetori lion dance.